Posts from GovConWire for 12/16/2014

NASA Demos Aircraft Route Spacing Software on Boeing Plane; Jaiwon Shin Comments

NASA has tested a computer software for determining the proper space between on-flight aircraft aboard a Boeing 787 test airplane. The Airborne Spacing for Terminal Arrival Routes software is designed to calculate and display speed information for pilots to guide the aircraft into a safe distance from another aircraft, NASA said Monday
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Greece Eyes Purchase of Boeing Chinook Helicopters for $150M

The government of Greece is seeking to purchase Boeing (NYSE: BA)-built Chinook helicopters and related equipment for $150 million through a foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. Greece requested for CH-47D Chinook helicopter engines, missile warning system, radio systems, ILS marker beacons, direction finders, navigation tools, transponders, radar signal detecting sets and navigation equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday
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IBM to Help VA Search Electronic Health Records; Carolyn Clancy Comments

IBM Corp. has been awarded a $6.8 million contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to collect and analyze electronic health records and medical literature. The company will search and present medical records using its Watson cognitive technology under the two-year pilot research, VA saidMonday
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Report: Lawmakers Adjusted Defense Appropriations Before Omnibus Bill Vote

House and Senate committees reworked the defense appropriations portion of the $1.1 trillion government spending package before the bill advanced to the House floor on Thursday, Defense News reported Monday
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GSA Issues RFI on Industry Risk Indicators for Security Standardization

The General Services Administration is seeking industry input on risk indicators for vendor products and services that relate to the frameworks that federal agencies use in a bid to standardize risk assessments, Federal Times reported Monday
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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Slips, Oil Prices Continue Plunge

The GovCon Index started the last full week before the Christmas and New Year holidays with a slight decline of 0.299 points — or 0.444 percent — to close at 67.649 on Monday. Oil prices continued to garner much of the attention from investors and the price-per-barrel of crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange set a new five-year low, according to CNBC…
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Peter Ungaro: Cray to Continue DoD Supercomputing Program Support

Cray will provide the Defense Department with two XC40 supercomputers and two Sonexion storage systems to support the military’s High-Performance Computing Modernization Program under a $30 million contract…
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HP’s John Hinshaw to Serve as Independent Director on DocuSign Board; Keith Krach Comments

John Hinshaw, executive vice president for technology and operations at Hewlett Packard, has been named an independent director of the board of directors at DocuSign. “John not only brings deep expertise in cloud, security and mobility, but he is a customer-focused operational leader who leverages technology to drive innovation and transformation,” Keith Krach, DocuSign chairman and CEO, said Monday
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